New Information on MARTIN Family Coming To Texas
A Samuel MARTIN enlisted in the U. S. Army in Austin Texas in Jan 1849 at age 22 yrs. This Samuel MARTIN gave his place of birth as Nashville Tenn. There is also a Texas marriage record in Travis County, Texas, for Samuel MARTIN to a Margaret P. Cauldwell on 26 June 1849. I doubt that this Samuel MARTIN is the Samuel MARTIN that is the father of Leroy Dallas MARTIN, my grandfather, born Mar. 9th 1864, in Greeneville, Hunt County, Texas. Leroy's mother's name was lucretia, who was married to S. S. MARTIN in Kentucky. Leroy's older brother, William H MARTIN was also born in Ketucky. That would suggest that this Samuel MARTIN came to Texas about 1862 with his wife Lucretia and one child, William H. (Probably to avoid the Civil War confict in Kentucky). There is a deed on record in Hunt County, Texas that conveys about 640 acres located about 3 miles SE of Greenvile to a Mr. A. Horn and his ,brother dated 18 Feb. 1863. I believe that this Samuel is the father of Leroy Dallas MARTIN.